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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. mixed with impurities;
[syn: adulterate, adulterated, debased]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adulterate \A*dul"ter*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adulterated; p. pr. & vb. n. Adulterating.] [L. adulteratus, p. p. of adulterare, fr. adulter adulterer, prob. fr. ad + alter other, properly one who approaches another on account of unlawful love. Cf. Advoutry.] [1913 Webster] 1. To defile by adultery. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a foreign or a baser substance; as, to adulterate food, drink, drugs, coin, etc. [1913 Webster] The present war has . . . adulterated our tongue with strange words. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] Syn: To corrupt; defile; debase; contaminate; vitiate; sophisticate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

adulterated \adulterated\ adj. 1. having been made impure by addition of inferior ingredients; -- said of substances or foods Note: used ususally of articles of commerce, dulted with less costly materials so as to enhance profit; -- usually imlying that the dilution is surreptitious and unethical Syn: adulterate, debased [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adulterated adj 1: mixed with impurities [syn: adulterate, adulterated, debased]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "adulterated": airy, attenuate, attenuated, blemished, cut, damaged, defective, deficient, dilute, diluted, erroneous, ethereal, fallible, faulty, fine, flimsy, found wanting, gaseous, immature, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, impure, inaccurate, inadequate, incomplete, inexact, insubstantial, lacking, makeshift, mediocre, mixed, not perfect, off, partial, patchy, rare, rarefied, reduced, short, sketchy, slight, subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin, thinned, thinned-out, uncompact, uncompressed, undeveloped, uneven, unfinished, unperfected, unsound, unsubstantial, unthorough, vaporous, wanting, watered, watered-down, windy